U.S. Virgin Islands Celebrates St. Thomas Native Theron Thomas’ Grammy Nomination

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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (February 3, 2023)— The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), led by Commissioner Joseph Boschulte of the Department of Tourism, hosted a celebratory event in Los Angeles on February 2 to celebrate St. Thomas native Theron Thomas' Grammy nomination for Songwriter of the Year.

Commissioner Boschulte stated, "Theron proudly waves the U.S. Virgin Islands flag, representing not just his home island, but the entire territory, as he soars throughout the music industry as an artist, producer, and writer. We are proud of his accomplishments and unwavering dedication to showcasing the V.I.'s rhythm, culture, and talent."

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The event, which was also supported by the U.S. Virgin Islands Lottery, Oswald Avenue Entertainment, and Soca Elements, welcomed esteemed Virgin Islanders including Thomas' brother and musician Timothy Thomas, Virgin Islands Lottery Director Raymond J. Williams, USVI Director of Festivals Ian Turnbull, film and television producer John P. Wheatley, musician Rashawn Ross, Sheldon and Sherwin Robinson, and DJ Jah Lion.

Additional attendees included renowned music producer Dr. Luke, singer/songwriter Lyrica Anderson, music manager and podcast host Ray Daniels, actress D'kia Anderson, BET’s Rap City creator Alvin Jones, rapper and producer Kardinal Offishall, and many more.

The invite-only event featured a curated menu of Virgin Islands-inspired passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks from D'Ussé, Luc Belaire and Sovereign Brands.

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The USVI's next major celebration of music and culture will be the St. Thomas Carnival taking place April 28 to May 5. This annual event hosts free nightly music concerts in the Carnival Village featuring local, national, and international artists.

For up-to-date information on the St. Thomas Carnival, please visit https://www.visitusvi.com/experiences/carnivals-festivals.

For more information about the U.S. Virgin Islands, please visit https://www.visitusvi.com/.

Photo Credits: Setor Tsikudo for The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
 
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